Deputy Managing Director Claire Bord has acquired World English Language rights to a psychological thriller by the multi-million-best-selling author of the DI Ruth Hunter series and, most recently, the Anglesey series. Claire acquired the rights from Millie Hoskins at United Agents and the book will publish in ebook, audio and paperback in July 2024.

Bord said of the deal:

‘I’ve long been a massive fan of the DI Ruth Hunter series. Simon always writes gripping page-turners with complex, multi-layered characters that leave you hungry for more. When we first spoke about his idea for a standalone psychological thriller – which opens with the lifeless body of a hotel guest floating in the pool of an exclusive Italian villa – my first reaction was: I have to publish this book! The Storm team and I are extremely excited to work with Simon and bring his psychological thriller to a huge global audience.’

Simon commented:

‘I’m so excited to be working with Storm. Their vision for my new psychological thriller is fantastic and I know that my work is in excellent hands. I can’t wait for my readers to let me know what they think.’

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Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

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